Employment at Asheville Waldorf  School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with a booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! The Asheville Waldorf School  (formerly Azalea Mountain School) became a member of AWSNA at the end of its seventh year; we are rapidly growing into our eighth year with an enrollment of at least 140 children.

The Asheville Waldorf School will be entering its ninth school year. In the 2019/20 school year, we will be offering multiple parent-child classes, four nursery classes, three kindergartens, and grades First through Sixth/Seventh. Our growth has been consistent, and our class sizes are healthy. The recent expansion allowed us to fill three new Early Childhood classrooms to capacity with the extensive wait list we had acquired prior to it.
The Asheville Waldorf became an associate member of WECAN in 2017 and of AWSNA in 2018. Our organization consists of a cohesive and striving Faculty, a Board of Directors that draws members from both the Parent body and the community, a committed Administration, and a loving and involved community of parents and families.

We are currently hiring:

+ Faculty Coordinator + Handwork Teacher + Business Manager + Extra Lessons + Morning Care + Afternoon Kindergarten Teacher + Early Childhood Assistant + Cleaning/Janitor +

Faculty Coordinator

Asheville Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a Faculty Coordinator to support our faculty for the 2019-20 school year. This position will provide administrative support in the faculty realm, supporting faculty both in the pedagogical and operational sides of the school.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Faculty Coordinator will be an integral part of the school’s structure acting as the school’s pedagogical guide, overseeing processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity. This key role is responsible for the success of the school’s pedagogical program. The Faculty Coordinator works closely with the Leadership Team, Anchor Circle, Faculty, Early Childhood Chair, Business Administrator, and the Board of Directors to plan and implement the pedagogical and administrative objectives of the school community.

The Faculty Coordinator inspires a culture of a collaborative initiative by means of servant leadership and ensures that the faculty addresses matters of prime importance necessary for the effective functioning and the overall health of the school. This includes playing a key role in upholding the social culture of the school. The Faculty Coordinator works with the faculty to help ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, practices, and agreements, and to initiate corrective procedures as appropriate in addition to these responsibilities below. This position may be asked to mentor faculty in certain situations. Finally, the Faculty Coordinator should have a presence at school/class events and festivals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to understand, accept, and promote the cultural values of this Waldorf School, including the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophical concepts.
  • Skills to guide and support the faculty through processes of organizational and cultural change.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, and relationship as well as conflict resolution.
  • Timely, well organized, and able to effectively manage multiple projects, and have excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and maintain accountability.

EDUCATION AND RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Waldorf training and teaching experience, preferably in multiple areas (Early Childhood, Grades, Specialty Subjects and/or High School) with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a classroom setting.
  • Previous successful leadership experience in a Waldorf context.
  • Strong and active relationship to Anthroposophy.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:

hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Extra Lessons Teacher

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a qualified Extra Lesson teacher to work collaboratively with the educational support director, faculty and administration to provide extra lesson assessments and supportive activities for the healthy development of individual students and classes. This is a full or part-time position with mentoring available. AWS currently has an Educational Support Director, a Therapeutic Eurythmist, and a Pedagogical Eurythmist who work hygienically with small groups of students.

Duties include:

  • Providing individual remedial lessons at school, and meeting with teachers to share “carry over” ideas for the classroom.
  • Conducting ongoing individual Extra Lesson assessments as requested by teachers for students showing needs
  • Making recommendations for additional (non-academic) ongoing support for any student or class in need
  • Collaborating with Second Grade Assessments if needed
  • Participating with ECE teachers in First Grade Ready Observations
  • Conducting Sensory Screenings and follow up support in the Early Childhood classes when requested
  •  Conducting classroom observations as requested by teachers
  • Providing written reports and meetings for parents as needed
  •  Supporting teachers in bringing classroom movement, circle games, and Extra Lesson drawing and
    painting activities that support social and physical development, as well as classroom learning
  •  Clearly articulating the Extra Lesson work and its inherent and unique value to healthy childhood
    development as part of a robust Waldorf education.
    Teaching Remedial Reading and Math Support classes to small groups in the lower grades

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified in Waldorf’s Extra Lesson Remedial Program
  • At least three years of teaching experience
  •  Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent
  • Trained in special education, including reading and interpreting neuropsychological and IEP reports
  • Broad experience in the field of special education and alternative therapeutic support options
  •  Waldorf early childhood or class teacher experience
  • Trained in Orton Gillingham remedial reading

We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love
of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the growth of a
pioneering school.

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To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Morning Care Provider

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a morning care provider, starting immediately. This teacher works one hour per day, five days per week, from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, in our grades school.

During the first half hour, the morning care provider welcomes all of the children who are dropped off early and supervises as they play games indoors.  When regular drop-off begins at 8:25 am, the early group then transitions to the play yard to join the rest of the students in outdoor play time, and the morning care providers help our grades teachers with the supervision of the students in the outside play yard.

We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the growth of a pioneering school. Previous Waldorf experience and/or training is ideal.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:

hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Afternoon Kindergarten and Aftercare Assistant Teacher

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking an Assistant Teacher to work in our afternoon Kindergarten program five days per week in the 2019/2020 school year.

Our afternoon (Rest Nest) position begins at noon daily, caring for children five years and older. We are seeking nurturing Early Childhood Teacher to hold the lunch meal, resting, and outdoor play portion of the afternoon Kindergarten program.
When the Kindergarten day concludes at 3:20 pm, this teacher then transitions to helping in our aftercare program, which is open to children five and older, including children from our grade school. Aftercare concludes at 5:30 pm.

We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the growth of a pioneering school. Previous Waldorf experience and/or training is ideal.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:

hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Part-time Janitor/Cleaning Position

Asheville Waldorf School is looking for a professional cleaner. The right individual will have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, must be trustworthy, dedicated and dependable.

The ideal candidate is someone who loves to clean, is aware of environmental cleaning products and cares deeply about our school and the children.

The position is part-time, approximately 18-20 hours per week, evenings and weekends. The position is hourly paid as an independent contractor and not considered as an employee of AWS.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with commercial cleaning

  • Preferred previous experience with the cleaning of schools

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:

businessmanager@ashevillewaldorf.org

Substitute Teachers

Asheville Waldorf school has ongoing employment opportunities as substitute teachers.

We have options to sub in our early childhood, grades, and aftercare programs. Applicants should be warm, love children, and have some knowledge about Waldorf education, ideally with a desire to learn more. Must be dependable, reliable and timely.

Anyone interested in being a substitute should send a resume along with letter of interest to: magnoliaoffice@ashevillewaldorf.org